Software update: Wine 6.9

A new development build of Wine has been released with version number 6.9. Wine is an open source implementation of the Windowsapi and makes it possible to run DOS and Windows programs on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and macOS. A large group of developers contribute to Wine and it has been decided to release a new so-called development version every two weeks instead of waiting for a number of new functions to be ready. A stable release is published a few times a year. The database with applications that work under Wine, with or without minor adjustments, contains 27,895 titles at the time of writing. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

What’s new in this release:

  • WPCAP library converted to PE.
  • Support for paper forms in the print spooler.
  • More math functions from Musl in the C runtime.

Bugs fixed in 6.9 (total 25):

  • 20439: TroopMaster hangs on startup
  • 24631: comctl32: listview NM_HOVER tests sometimes fail
  • 28083: Agenda Circling Forth GPU particle demo: bunch of fixme and errors
  • 32749: Implement atl100.dll.AtlAxDialogBoxW to show error dialogs (Visual Studio 2010 (10.0) Express Edition)
  • 33846: crash on unimplemented function OpenCL.dll.clRetainDevice (clinfo)
  • 34314: Touhou Danmakufu 0.12m crashes on start (DMUSIC_CreateMidiOutPortImpl is a stub)
  • 34756: 32-bit Visual C ++ 2010 Express full installer throws an exception with wine-mono
  • 43377: msxml3: domdoc Crashes in wow64 due to double free of properties
  • 44813: Some applications fail when calling ntdll.NtReadFile on a directory (expect STATUS_INVALID_DEVICE_REQUEST)
  • 47150: Overwatch freezes when new menu music starts playing
  • 47866: comctl32: datetime: Fails in the Arabic locale
  • 47872: gdiplus: font fails in Japanese locale on Windows 10
  • 48054: gdi32: bitmap fails on Windows XP and 2003
  • 48061: WineTest: get_subtests () fails randomly
  • 50086: user32: monitor tests timeout
  • 50830: Process Hacker 2.38 crashes on unimplemented function advapi32.dll.LsaEnumerateAccounts
  • 50843: infosoft: infosoft has 2 failures on all Windows version up to Win10 1507
  • 50844: infosoft: infosoft crashes on Windows 10 1607+
  • 50853: Elgato Stream Deck 4.9.3 (.NET 4.5 app) installer: ‘WINE_MONO_TRACE = all’ crashes Wine-Mono
  • 51047: Significant performance regression in The Sims 2
  • 51080: DCS World updater – not detecting selected windows version
  • 51101: Regression in PGVDemo: C: windows Microsoft.NET Framework64 v2.0.50727 mscorwks.dll could not be loaded
  • 51117: Silverlight_x64.exe (part of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Home Edition installer) crashes
  • 51131: The 64-bit msxml3: domdoc crashes on Windows
  • 51151: The 64-bit psapi: psapi_main fails in Wine
Version number 6.9
Release status Unstable
Operating systems Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris
Website Wine HQ
License type GPL